A draft update of rules would dramatically increase the power of China’s censorship machine, but platforms will pay the price. China wants ALL online comments to be pre-approved before being allowed. Should be a fun Internet for the Chinese moving forward! Source: China wants to censor all social media comments | MIT … Continue reading China wants to censor all social media comments | MIT Technology Review
And why it isn’t about us. …for a selection of high-stakes issues that could lead to real world harm, internet companies may need restrictive rules. We should be wary of happily silencing voices we don’t like in the public sphere, because we are conditioning ourselves to accept that silencing as the way … Continue reading YouTube’s Ban on Misinformation
China is cracking down on pessimistic financial blogs and social media accounts, as well as fraudulent ones; analysts worry independent voices will be silenced (Financial Times) Could it be that something similar … Continue reading China is cracking down on pessimistic financial blogs and social media accounts, as well as fraudulent ones; analysts worry independent voices will be silenced
Facebook changes policy ‘in light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid’; Biden orders US intelligence to ‘redouble’ Covid origin probe; Japan promises ‘safe and secure’ Olympic Games Does this mean that social media companies from now on will determine what people are allowed to say and not say, depending on … Continue reading Facebook to allow posts saying Covid ‘man-made’ | The Guardian
Mariam Barghouti’s Twitter account was also temporarily restricted, which the company said was an accident. This is not good. If it happened to her account, it must have happened to hundreds, if not thousands, of accounts, and is indicative of a much larger problem – the silencing of dissenting voices, or even … Continue reading Palestinian Journalist Says Twitter Asked Her to Remove Tweets
We are Google employees and we join Amnesty International in calling on Google to cancel project Dragonfly, Google’s effort to create a censored search engine for the Chinese market that enables state … Continue reading We are Google employees. Google must drop Dragonfly.
The massive shutdown affected many progressive sites devoted to covering war, police brutality, and other issues neglected by the corporate media We warned that getting your internet companies to start censoring what … Continue reading Facebook Accused of ‘Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent’ After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge
Youtube has removed China Uncensored from search suggestions as Google faces scrutiny for Project Dragonfly, allegedly a censored web search app for China This is what happens when you push for companies … Continue reading YouTube Scraps Most Popular Channel on China Politics From Search Suggestions
Eric Schmidt predicts a bifurcation of the internet, not a splintering, as China’s tech sector grows. And of course Google will be right there helping China with this new Internet run by … Continue reading Eric Schmidt, ex-Google CEO, predicts internet split in two with China
Facebook offered a jumble of explanations for why Telesur’s English-language page was suddenly taken down and then reinstated two days later. FB first told TeleSUR that their English page (w/ 500k followers) … Continue reading Facebook Suspended a Latin American News Network and Gave Three Different Reasons Why
After The Intercept revealed Google’s censored search engine for China, employees are “upset and scared” as executives restrict information, sources said. So Google cut off access to its employees of all the … Continue reading Google Struggles to Contain Employee Uproar Over China Censorship Plans
It was being shared by a newspaper ahead of the Fourth of July. Of course it did.. this is an example of why creating algorithms to control news and posts is a … Continue reading Facebook labeled part of the Declaration of Independence as ‘hate speech’
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